Coco's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-04

It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.

Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!

"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."

Skill Comment We focused on Grade
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Coco began her day practicing her ‘loose lead’ walking in the cattery with low level distractions. Coco has beautiful walking, but she sometimes lacks engagement, so the trainer focused on building her engagement today, which was a little difficult as she was not taking any treats, but she gladly accepted cuddles! To help her engagement, the trainer would make weird noises, which made Coco look up and once she did she would hear “yes” and be rewarded with plenty of pets. This would make her check in more often, therefore building the focus she had on the trainer. Keep practicing this at home and use frequent rewards, especially in more distracting environments! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Next up, Coco did some dog conditioning while in her crate and then place. Coco relaxes beautifully in a crate, but once the cover is lifted, she sees the other doggos and gets a little over stimulated. The trainer rewarded her with treats while she was in the crate for her calm behaviour; laying down/sitting. About 10 minutes into the session Coco had relaxed really well while watching the other 3 doggos in the classroom, so the trainer released her and popped her on place (that was directly in front of the crate). Again she was initially very excitable, but with the help of treats and pets, Coco settled herself a little and plopped into a drop. If the other dogs in the room were too high energy she would get antsy, which resulted in her displaying reactivity once. She bounced back quick with the use of treats and remained on place until the end of the session. Coco is not quite ready to be able to move around doggos, so we are focusing on having her in a controlled position (crate, place & drop) while conditioning her. Practice this at home and if she is in a crate, take the time to make sure she calms down first before letting her out. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Coco worked on her ‘drop’ skill in the classroom (with no other dogs out), focusing on her duration with distractions. She does really well withstanding the trainers antics, but has the habit of rolling onto her side, which is technically breaking her drop, so the trainer also focused on tidying up this skill so Coco remained in a normal, sphinx drop. The trainer would use “ah ah” and reposition her if she were to roll over, and she responded well to it. She did well for the remainder of the session and watched the trainer ride past her on a skateboard! Keep practicing this skill at home and to be on top of her rolling over in a drop. Awesome work today, Coco! Focus: Distraction B+

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A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.

X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.

 

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